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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin apologizes for 'insensitive' gun remark

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    A freshman Colorado Springs lawmaker apologized Thursday for a gaffe he said was insensitive to the families of 12 victims in the Aurora shooting. Sen. Bernie Herpin, a Republican, said he was trying to make a point about how last year's Democrat-sponsored gun laws have been...

  • AUDIO: Sen. Bernie Herpin draws criticism for comment during debate on Colorado gun law

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    The last of the Republican gun bills died in committee Wednesday, but Democrats think the debate on Sen. Bernie Herpin's bill might have given them ammunition headed into 2014 elections. Herpin said during testimony on his bill to repeal a ban on high-capacity magazines that it was...

  • Bill to delay new education standards heading to Senate committee Wednesday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    DENVER - Leaders of two Colorado Springs charter schools came to the state Capitol Wednesday requesting lawmakers support a bill that would postpone implementation of new education standards and testing for a year. "It's causing tremendous concern to watch my ability and other...

  • Bill to eliminate local-state conflicts in election law passes Colorado Senate

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    DENVER - Sen. Jessie Ulibarri defended his election bill for eight hours Monday against Republican criticism that the proposed legislation goes far beyond the scope expressed publicly. Ulibarri, a Democrat from Westminster, made several concessions during the lengthy debate but said...

  • Bill would undo 2010 legislation, protect Colorado teachers

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    DENVER - A bill was introduced this week that teachers unions say would protect tenured teachers from being unfairly fired, while a cadre of Republicans and Democrats have responded it would gut the state's most meaningful education reform. House Bill 1268 is sponsored by Rep. Joseph...

  • Bill to build new Pueblo CBI lab clears House Finance Committee

    Published: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    DENVER - Pueblo's sub-standard forensic lab run by the Bureau of Investigation would get a new $11 million facility under a bill proposed Thursday by Rep. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo. House Bill 1170 received broad support in the House Finance Committee with a bipartisan vote of 10-2. And...

  • Rep. Pete Lee to hold town hall in Colorado Springs

    Published: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, will hold a town hall meeting for constituents at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Lee represents House District 18 and two of his bills passed out of the House unanimously this week and are headed to the Senate. The...

  • Bill to increase PERA retirement age dies in committee

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    State Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, has proposed bills dealing with the Public Employees' Retirement Association almost every year he's been a lawmaker, and this year is no exception. "It's important to have a dialogue on the solvency of the PERA system so that its members...

  • Colorado Dems, GOP continue battle over election-reform law

    Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Democrats are trying to fix parts of last year's election reform law that have caused headaches for city, school district and special district elections, while Republicans are trying to quash what they say is a bill full of loopholes inviting voter fraud. House Bill 1164 seeks to...

  • Farm bill to bring Colorado $32 million

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    DENVER - Congress on Tuesday approved a farm bill that cut food stamps, increased some farm subsidies and included payment in-lieu of taxes (PILT) funding that will bring about $32 million to Colorado. PILT was left out of the budget agreement Congress struck this year, leaving...

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